“I can’t remember the last time that happened,” Solskjaer explained on Pogba’s quartet of assists.
“Paul’s got that quality and, when you’ve got runners willing to make runs and create space for others, it opens up.”
Luke Ayling’s extraordinary strike early in the second half briefly brought Leeds level, but it was another Old Trafford trip to forget for them after also being thrashed 6-2 last season.
“To have lost the way we lost cannot be described as just a blip,” said Bielsa.
After United illustrated their title intentions, European champions Chelsea dispatched Palace in Patrick Vieira’s first match in charge of the Eagles with ease to make their case.
Marcos Alonso’s free-kick and Christian Pulisic’s scraped finish gave Thomas Tuchel’s men a commanding 2-0 lead before half-time.
Centre-back Trevoh Chalobah then marked his Premier League debut with a long-range strike to round off the scoring.
Elsewhere, Rafael Benitez went a long way to silencing his unbelievers at Everton as the Toffees came from behind to beat Southampton 3-1.
Adam Armstrong’s opener on his debut for the Saints saw Benitez’s men booed off at half-time at Goodison Park with many of the home fans still bitter at the appointment of the former Liverpool manager.
But the mood was lifted straight after half-time by Richarlison’s equalizer before Abdoulaye Doucoure and Dominic Calvert-Lewin guaranteed Benitez got off to a winning start.
Vardy goal gives Leicester first victory
Leicester also attained all three points as Jamie Vardy’s deft flick ascertained the difference in a 1-0 win over Wolves.
The FA Cup winners are once again seen as the biggest threat to the established top four of champions Manchester City, United, Chelsea, and Liverpool for a place in the Champions League next season and were worthy winners despite two big missed chances from Adama Traore in Bruno Lage’s first game in charge of Wolves.
Aston Villa defeated
Life for Aston Villa without Jack Grealish got off to a disastrous start as Watford enjoyed their return to the top flight with a 3-2 win at Vicarage Road.
Goals from Emmanuel Dennis, Ismaila Sarr, and Cucho Hernandez had the Hornets cruising towards victory.
John McGinn snatched a goal back and Danny Ings netted from the penalty spot on his debut, but it was too little, too late for Villa.
Brighton jumped back from conceding inside two minutes at Burnley to win 2-1 at Turf Moor thanks to second-half goals from Neal Maupay and Alexis MacAllister.
So at Opening Matchday, it’s The Red Devils that top the log with goal difference while European Champions Chelsea sits at second place. The bottom five Southampton, Arsenal, Crystal Palace, Norwich, and Leeds United respectively.